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default, two weeks from today. so, abc's jon karl took your messages straight to the lawmakers in the middle of the mess. jon? >> reporter: yes,, diane. we have -- we went and talked to members of congress i i botot chambers, gave their reaction to what we're hearing in terms of the anger coming from the american people. a grup of freshmen house republicans descended on the white house today demanding the president come up with a plan to deal with the debt. >> don't keep shirking your responsibility. >> what is your written plan? >> reporter: but across the country, voters are telling washington they're disgusted with all sides. >> they need to get off the dime. >> we've had enough. >> get it done. >> reporter: we went around capitol hill to put your concerns directly to those in power. starting with democratic senator mark warner of virginia. senator, this is peggy from richmond, virginia. >> if we're really not careful, we're going to end up with a depression that is far worse than the one that our parents and our grandparents lived through. >> reporter: can you say anything
talk couldn't get the votes. they pulled it shortly before midnight. jon karl is watching it all from capitol hill. the speaker says he'll try again today. >> reporter: he will, but, gege, this debt ceiling crisis has become a political crisis for republicans. boehner will convene all 240 house republicans this morning to make one final push for it. but the reason he pulled the bill last night is he just couldn't get enough republicans to pass his own bill. republican leaders worked late into the night trying to get the votes to pass their own debt ceiling bill. reporters swarmed around utah republican jason chafitz. he told us he's still not sure. >> i'm surprised they are not twisting and ripping arms off. >> reporter: the speaker said he can't do his job if you respect there to support him. >> i am fully supportive of the speaker. i just can't support his bill but i do support the speaker. >> reporter: but for speaker of the house john boehner, the political stakes could not be higher. >> his leadership of the republicans in the house and being speaker is clearly at stake here if h
that to happen. >> with that let me bring in our team. jake tapper, jon karl on capitol hill. jon, given the deadlock, the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell says he doesn't think a deal can be reached so calm up with a last-ditch fallback. >> reporter: last choice option, only if the talks completely collapse. it's complicated but the bottom line is, it would give the president the authority on his own to gradually raise that debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion between now and the election. the political burden is all the president's. he can do it without spending cuts and even in the face of opposition from the majority in congress. i talked to a lot of republicans in the house, rank and file, who say it's not acceptable. they want real spending cut, a lot of them and nothing else. >> there's no guarantee of spending cuts even though it would avoid tax increases. any openness in the white house to that and where do they think the talks are right now? are they as pessimistic as mr. mcconnell? >> reporter: well, mcconnell's deal sent two signals to the white house, one, good news to them
's bring in jake tapper and jon karl from capitol hill. jon, they tried to work on a smaller reduction deal but that didn't go much better. >> reporter: the divide is as deep as ever. they outlined 1.7trillion cuts, not enough but democrats called it completely unacceptable because it included cuts to medicare and no tax revenue increases. steny hoyer said he couldn't get a senior democratic vote for a plan. >> that means that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised
angeles. topping the list, "madmen." it got 19 nominations. jon hamm received a best actor nomination. in the best supporting actor and actress category, the in the ceremony will be on september 18. if you want to take a look at the complete list of the nominees, go to wjla.com. >>> justin timberlake pressured his co-star to take a date for her country. a female rain is hoping that he will take his own advice. >> i will call you out and ask you to come to the marine corps ball with me on november 12 in washington d.c. >> she is the only female marine instructor at quantico. she posted that video and invited him to be her blind date. she got the invite -- the idea when she watched him to convince her to take a date with another marine. they have started a facebook page to win him over. no word yet on whether he will agree. >> did you see the six guys standing behind her? i think he has no choice. >> let's see what is coming up at 6:00. >> gordon peterson is live in our newsroom. >> we have more details in the biggest heroin bust. another voice is speaking out on the debt ceiling. augus
governor jon huntsman spent the weekend hampshire. in new >> i was doing it the good old fashioned way. g out and meeting people. spend the day in michellehire while will campaign elsewhere. >>> janet jackson is opening up the first time about her virtual duet with her brother michael. t day villiers after his death. performed the iconic song "scream"in london. she said it felt great listening to his voice. >> i that that was quite a performance. 5:50, 4 check on weather and traffic. the minds ofs on everybody for the fourth of july. >> i cannot remember a report of not have we did storms developing in the afternoon. usually they cleared away in the fireworks display. >> evacuation on the national yesterday. >> we could have that issue again today. safest in a building or car. lightning will be the biggest afternoon with strong wind. garden variety storms could bring lightning. lightning is dangerous. this is a look at the base, some clearing in the skies. take a look at some of the totals, a series of storms yesterday. teddy stays in montgomery county, 1.8. adelphi, 1.6. arlington, 1.3.
trail. massachusetts governor mitt romney and former utah governor jon huntsman marched in a parade in new hampshire. newt gingrich and michele bachmann and rick santorum joined a parade in iowa. >>> prince william and his wife kate middleton are wowing crowds. on prince edward island yesterday, prince william got behind the controls of the military helicopter. kate watched from the ground, but later they competed in a dragon boat race. they leave for three day trip to california on july 8. >>> tyler ferrar is in france, and it did not stop him from celebrating an independent state. he became the first ever american to win this stage of the tour de france on the fourth of july. it's his first personal victory in the prestigious race. his teammate retains the yellow jersey. >>> 5:48. take a look at the weather today. how's it looking? >> not too humid. light to moderate. almost a break from the humidity. it is not a complete reprieve. a little bit of a fluctuation. >> we will take it. >> it will be back tomorrow. that is for sure. take a look at the chesapeake bay this morning. ling
competitors were hitting the campaign trail. michele bachmann, jon huntsman. he was searching for support in new hampshire. >> doing it the way it should be done getting out getting small groups of people. >> our founders were not afraid to talk about a creator. they were not afraid to articulate the fact that we were created in the image and likeness of a holy god. >> hunstman will spend independence day in new hampshire. michele bachmann will be in iowa. >>> let's check on traffic and weather. all eyes are on how the day will shape up. >> said that everybody should have their umbrellas and ponchos -- you said that everybody should have their umbrellas and ponchos ready. >> might annual forecast is to have that umbrella -- my annual forecast is to have that umbrella handy. be prepared. lightning is the main concern with everybody being an outside. if you hear thunder, that means lightning is in the area. your safest inside a structure -- you are safest inside a structure. you are also safe from lightning inside your car. look at the rain from those storms yesterday. chevy chase 1.81 in
)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. >> reporter: last night after their prime time addresses to house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend more and you pay more. >> reporter: right now there are two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a senate one that cannot likely pass the house. both cut more than $1 trillion in spending and do not raise ta
and republicans seem no closer to a deal. abc's jon karl is covering it from capitol hill. we are seeing fire from the house speaker. >> reporter: we sure are. this vote today on his debt ceiling plan is the highest-stakes vote of his term as speaker of the house, and he is doing everything he can to get those tea partyers in line. john boehner is now demanding republicans stand with their party. in a closed door meeting he had a stern message for tea partyers who just don't like his debt ceiling plan. boehner told them get your ass in line. sources at the meeting tell abc news, a day after another republican leader attempted to rally the troops with a clip from the movie "the town." >> i need your help. i can't tell you what it is. you can never ask me about it later and we're going to hurt some people. >> which car are we going to ta take? >> reporter: allen west liked what he heard. >> i told him i would drive the car. >> they could have used "rudy," "hoosiers," "band of brothers" but this is the movie they decided on. >> reporter: maybe they can use a clip from "meatballs." >> it just doesn't
. abc's jon karl joins us from washington. all talks secret up until now. what more do we know about what president obama and the speaker of the house have been discussing. >> reporter: a big deal here, george. as you mentioned, this would mean that the president would go along with reductions in spending to social security and medicare, most likely cost of living increases going down and in exchange republicans would accept some increase in tax revenues as part of an overhaul of the tax code. as one top administration told me, we need to do something unthinkable on entitlements. they need to do something unthinkable on tacks. >> unthinkable may be the word. these talks have been going on between the president and speaker boehner but there hasn't been a lot of discussion among a wider conferences in the house and the senate democrats and republicans and i guess the big question coming out of today's meeting, when other leaders find out about it, is it something they can work with and is it something that will fly? >> reporter: a great question. boehner and the president may be able t
the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bill. democrats don't have the votes to pass their bill either. the only thing certain up here right now is that everything is in doubt. >> we appreciate you calling. >> reporter: the calls are pouring in. plenty of outrage but like congress itself, the callers seem hopelessly divided. >> i would really like for him to hold the line against any deal in congress. >> i am calling to ask that you cooperate with the president's efforts. >> reporter: the whole place seems to have broken down. republicans can't even convince some of their own members to vote for the republican plan. in a closed door meeting republican leader eric cantor told fellow conservatives to "stop whining and support the bill." acknowledging "the debt limit vote sucks." across the country, that's the view of washington itself. >> no one is certainly listening to the pe
? >> jon, they had been hoping on capitol hill to come up with some sort of deal before the markets opened today. the only thing that everyone seems to be accepting that any deal won't include any new tax increase. >> that's the big deal. you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. so the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. it would require the president to come back to congress next year to ask for another debt ceiling increase. >> that's the huge sticking point for the white house. the president has made it clear time and time again that he won't sign a short-term increase. he squashed it at the meeting last night. >> republicans leaders have said that as well. they didn't want any short-term solution to this problem. they changed their tune on this. white house said
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